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Instant Pot® Frozen Salmon

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"If you want to prepare salmon without thawing and have it stay warm and moist without overcooking, then this is your recipe!"
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Ingredients

8 m servings 172 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Pour cold water and lemon juice into an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Place a steamer rack inside; spray with cooking spray. Place frozen salmon fillets on the rack, skin-side down. Cover and close vent.
  2. Set cooker to the Steam 2 setting; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Release vent immediately when pot beeps.
  3. Check salmon for desired doneness; fish should flake easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Cover pot to keep salmon warm until serving.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • When seasoning the salmon, you can add an optional topping such as pesto sauce, butter, seasoned salt, or sweet barbeque sauce.
  • ADD FOR THICKER FILETS

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 172 calories; 6.7 g fat; 2.6 g carbohydrates; 24.6 g protein; 51 mg cholesterol; 131 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I wonder if you could accomplish the same thing (albeit a little longer time involved) and pour some water in an oven-safe pan with a rack set down in it. Then place the frozen salmon on the ra...

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The cook time for the salmon was fine (used manual pressure), but we didn't care for this salmon in the Instant Pot. It was not over or under cooked. I added garlic, onion, and paprika too, but ...

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I wonder if you could accomplish the same thing (albeit a little longer time involved) and pour some water in an oven-safe pan with a rack set down in it. Then place the frozen salmon on the ra...

The cook time for the salmon was fine (used manual pressure), but we didn't care for this salmon in the Instant Pot. It was not over or under cooked. I added garlic, onion, and paprika too, but ...

Well, I had to microwave the salmon when it came out and then it was good, but the time is way off in this recipe.

It tasted ok but it did not look appetizing. it was basically poached fish.

I used an Instant Pot and set it to Manual high pressure for 4 minutes. This was for a fully frozen Kirkland brand salmon fillet. I would recommend adding an extra minute.

I made this as written. Steamed in instant pot and it came out perfect and tasty.

Salmon doesn’t get much easier than this! This turned out so moist and I like how it can be seasoned to individual preference.